"Ellen, you did such a spectacular job of stepping in on two very different projects recently for the Land Trust. Your masterful facilitation of our annual board retreat allowed for rich, interactive conversations among members and resulted in a clear strategy for ongoing board development. During an unexpected development in the management of a major fundraising event for one of our programs, your conscientious leadership, ability to implement new tools for information sharing, and a thoughtful, strategic debrief set the stage for the future. On behalf of the Board and staff of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, thank you for diligent services and unflagging optimism."
Executive Director , Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust
"We knew where we wanted to go, but we weren't sure how to get there. Ellen set out a plan and coached us through a very successful campaign. All the while, she shared knowledge and enthusiasm that moved us forward."
Elizabeth McLellan, RN, MSN, MPH,
Founder and President
Partners for World Health
"Ellen, MaryLou and I were so impressed with what you were able to convey and facilitate during a short work session during our Board retreat. The group felt empowered with tools and information. Your guided exercise led us to develop some great ideas and have a framework to put those ideas into action as we move forward. We are happy to have you on our team."
Erin Guay, Executive Director
"Thank you for delivering a workshop on fundraising. The participants were so engaged and eager to connect with each other. We appreciate how collaborative you made the workshop with everyone sharing ideas and suggestions. Thank you again for sharing your time and expertise."
Director of Education
"I attribute much of Lūcerent Clinical Solutions’ success as a Contract Research Organization to Ellen. She is a strategic thinker and a great collaborator. Ellen has excellent networking skills and is able to partner easily with stakeholders at all levels of the organization."
CEO and Founder
Lūcerent Clinical Solutions, Ltd.
"Ellen's project management skills including the ability to analyze data, build and sustain effective and collaborative relationships, and deliver an effective final product were critical to complete the Alaska Health Workforce Plan in only 9 months in 2011. Her skill set in project management, outreach, group process, and writing continues through the Coalition’s successes forward in 2017."
Kathy Craft, Alaska Health Workforce Coalition Director
"I worked with Ellen Maling on studies for health workforce needs in Alaska, including conducting surveys and developing reports and statistics on a variety of health occupations and roles. Her services were diligent and attentive to detail and combined with a positive and forward-thinking approach. She was a great asset to the University of Alaska Anchorage and specifically to my initiative areas."
Sheila J Shinn, M.Ed., MPH
Director, Geriatrics & Gerontology Initiatives and Co-PI, Alaska Geriatrics Interdisciplinary Leadership Development Program (AK GILD), Center for Human Development, University of Alaska Anchorage
“Ellen’s approach worked closely with leadership and support staff to identify opportunities for change and create an actionable strategy that not only built on existing relationships but also leveraged new opportunities for growth. Her steady focus-- combined both incremental adjustments and developing new initiatives-- created a ripe context for her successor while also empowering staff with the confidence to lead.”
Bart Daniel, COO, Health and Social Services Division, HOPE worldwide
"When faced with the daunting challenge of creating an entirely new grant making function as well as streamlining the grant seeking efforts at Alaska’s largest health system, I was fortunate to get introduced to Ellen. She built relationships across the complex health system and with community partners in four regions of Alaska. Ellen brought her know-how and can-do spirit, offering proven practices and innovative alternatives; all of which were integrated with discipline into our organization. She was passionate about engaging community partners through facilitation, training, and coaching to build local capacity to establish priorities and execute healthy community initiatives.
These have continued to be a positive influence years later. Her thoughtful approach and warm personal presence would be an asset to any organization."
Kitty Farnham, Director of Leadership Programs, Alaska Humanities Forum
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